Thursday, July 27, 2017

dreams come true


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.

For well over 7 years we have been planning and pushing for the need of a homeless shelter for men and families in our community.  Our church and many we work with has seen this need first hand as we have served hundreds of people during this time believing we are to demonstrate the love of God to our community by meeting needs and winning the right to share Jesus with those we serve.

That is a big deal, and that is our calling.  Throughout these years there have been many ups and many downs.  We have battled opposition.  We have held up the banner of those in need.  We have met many, many people who have found themselves homeless.

Now the time has come.  This day makes a new beginning.  Our transitional home for men and families who have found themselves homeless opens it’s doors.  This is an answer to prayer.  This is a success story from hard work.  This is a day that dreams come true.

Over the last two years we have used local hotels to serve homeless friends.  It is time to take the next step with opening a home.  We will be able to serve a few men and one family at a time.  This is not easy work, and it is not just about homelessness.  It is about giving people an opportunity to take a break and take a breathe and then make some good choices to get back on their feet.

I am grateful for those who have helped us get to this point.  Our church is grateful.  Our volunteers and staff are excited.  I cannot wait to share stories with you of some of the people we will be blessed to serve.

Will you pray?  Will you give?  Go to https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving and choose The Community Dream Center.  Those funds will help homeless friends have a place to stay and be able to find hope.  Will you volunteer?  Let me know if you want to help.

Join me.  Join others.  Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and serve those who are in difficult places.  You might save a life.  We might lead someone to Jesus.  That is a dream come true!

2 Corinthians 9:11  NLT
Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

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